• Trip duration
    7 days
  • Trip level
    Sustained
  • Max people per guide
    1 person
  • Mountain range
    Alps
  • Best period
    Jul, Aug, Sep

Description

In a cluster of amazing mountains that includes Monch (4,107m) and Jungfrau (4,158m), Eiger (3,970m) remains an exceptional peak. And on this 7 day expedition, you will have the chance to ascent the Eiger to its summit, where you will enjoy some of the most amazing views in the entire Bernese Alps.

What makes this trip so exciting however is that you won’t just be climbing the Eiger. Instead, you will get to enjoy several shorter climbs beforehand. Those climbs include the Aiguille du Moine (3,450m) and the Dent du Geant (4,013m), which would make for great climbing trips on their own. But you will also get to enjoy climbing the Chamiques d’Arete and climbing up to the Mittelligi Hut (3,356m). Each one of those climbs will not only offer breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps, but they will also provide you with important practice and proper acclimatization.

Finally, on the final day of the trip, we will scale the mighty Eiger. Early in the morning, with the light of our headlamps guiding us upwards, we will make our way up to the summit. We will climb up and through the narrow Mittelligi ridge. After that, we will climb up the final stretch until we reach the snow covered summit. From there, you will get to soak in a view you will never forget. And for the descent, we will have the option to take the long traverse to Jungfrau station, or take the classic route down the west face of the mountain back to the rail station at Klein Scheidegg.

This trip has some difficult spots, so it is reserved for experienced mountaineers. However, the result of that experience is the opportunity to enjoy a trip with the glorious Eiger mountain as the finale. 

Send me a message if you want to join me on this breathtaking adventure.

If you have your sights even higher than the Eiger, but want to continue climbing in the Alps, you can also join me on a 7 day journey to the summit of the legendary Matterhorn.

Itinerary

Day 1

Acclimatization

After meeting in Chamonix, France, we will take a tram ride to the top of the Helbronner lift in the Italian side of the Massif.

Day 2

Aiguille du Moine (3,450m)

We will climb the Aiguille du Moine. The climb and descent will take approximately 6 hours. From there we will return to Chamonix by train.

Day 3

Dent du Geant (4,013m)

We will climb the Dent du Geant as yet another practice climb prior to climbing the Eiger mountain.

Day 4

Training climb in Chamonix

In order to get more practice for the Eiger mountain, depending on your skill level, we will go on a short climb, such as the Cosmiques Arete.

Day 5

Rest Day

Depending on your fitness, level of tiredness, and weather conditions, this is an extra day. However, if weather is good, we will use the day to continue practising climbing in the Chamonix Valley.

Day 6

Mittelligi Hut (3,356m)

From the train station in Grindelwald we will take the train to the Kleine Scheidegg hotel/restaurant. After lunch we will make our way the Mittelligi Hut.

Day 7

The Eiger (3,970m)

We will wake up early, have breakfast, and make our way to the summit of the Eiger mountain and then descent back down before returning to Chamonix.

Price per person

1 Person2895EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Lifts
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment
The price does not include personal equipment, lunch or snacks, travel to and from the meeting point, and while it does include the lift service, it does not include the lift passes.

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Chamonix, France

Accommodation

Lodging in the mountains

More info

Being light means being able to move quickly. Select your clothing and gear with this in mind. Buy items that offer a double function, such as a windproof vest. By taking two extra of everything and overloading your pack, you are going to slow yourself down. Try to pack as efficiently as possible.